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Trade Rules for  Intermediaries Brokers and Entrepreneurs (TRIBE)

International Trade Educational Service  

From: 1 August 2022


FTN exporting (FTNX) is a globally leading educator and expert in the nature of business conducted by intermediaries, brokers, agents, buyers and sellers as it relates to international trade and finance. TRIBE defines a large group of people, found ostensibly in every country in the world, who have studied and practised trading in commodities and conducting related business of agency while adhering to FTNX doctrine of trade. Such practitioners are readily identified as all such traders taking up our in-house study, since 2015 have a USCT (Unified Society of Commodity Traders) number issued exclusively by FTNX.  A smaller number  of personally trained members have a SPCT number. (Society of Professional Commodity Traders.) Such members are attached to FTNX  when trading,  or a have an added FTNX representative status as part of the educational aspect served. TRIBE is a set a rules extracted from the doctrine, and is used by such members as a quick reference guide as needed. TRIBE Rules of Association (TRA) is updated every 3 to 5 years or as needed. What does all this mean? FTNX has created a uniform study for world wide use, respected in all the leading exporting countries, especially Canada, USA, U.K, China, EC, and the African continent.   

When we started in the business of souring commodities for end buyers in 1988, we simply followed what others were doing back then using the phone/fax machine as a method of communication. It didn't take long  for FTNX founder to work out that the industry was rife with unworkable practices and fake products. Then came the internet and with it came all the clowns offering all sorts of products using import export procedures that were mostly illegal and unlawful. The art of buying or selling commodities for a business minded person or entrepreneur is a complex one. It took FTNX nearly 20 years  to make global traders to take notice of our legally defined and correct trading  procedures. There is a lot to know and much to learn before venturing into the exporting and importing business or related large scale business of agency, contract, finance and commerce. The FTNX doctrine although used extensively for intermediaries conducting business of exporting and importing large  shipments of commodities, the doctrine can also be used  by the creative entrepreneur  in other large scale internationally inspired business as well. FTNX doctrine of trade is about creating harmonised uniform commodity trading platform based  on international rules and laws. 

We created the first ever uniform set of rules trade that all traders can use worldwide, no matter which country they are situated in. Our proofread and edited best selling leading academic publication “International Trade and the Successful Intermediary” (ITSI) is still holding its first edition status 12 years after being published by leading U.K publishers and can be readily found online; or in leading libraries worldwide including the library of congress (USA). ITSI is the formal application of our doctrine that home or corporate based intermediaries, law firms, banks, buyers and sellers world wide delving in the business of trade or agency can safely apply for many decades to come.  Along with ITSI, we have also released  our own in-house Beta publication. Our in house beta publications greatly breaks down the formal aspect intently and contains  over 300,000 words. Such a beta publication is often 4 times larger than ITSI. A beta publication has grammatical mistakes and is not proof read as such our in-house publication allows us to explain the matter of trade ‘as it is’ something we were unable to do with the formal publication carrying 80,000 words. FTN exporting.com is our first earlier (An even older earlier website exists) website which is still active today. The FTN exporting website has the current TRIBE rules of trade (TRA). In effect, TRA breaks down our publications into a set of rules that like minded traders can use as a quick reference guide, once they have read the FTNX doctrine intently first. TRA is also ideal for use when a dispute becomes apparent amongst like minded and informed USCT/SPCT endorsed traders applying the FTNX doctrine of trade. 

As from July 2022, FTNX is no longer trading openly (FTNX may consider very large contracts of supply on merit at our discretion as part of an educational offer) but will maintain the educational aspect ensuring current practitioners of the doctrine and those coming aboard in the future remain updated and informed on current issues. To trade in commodities is to trade in very large and complex business deals worldwide, involving  millions or billions of dollars.  Trading in commodities and agency is the worlds biggest and oldest business practice, when we add matters of the current pandemic and war, a professional intermediary must become an “International Trade Specialist” (ITS) before venturing into this business. This website will assist intermediaries who have taken up our doctrine to become a ITS , as such this website is not strongly promoted over the net  and is used by USCT members who have already studied our doctrine as a method to keep such members up to date with current events. Jargon used herein accordingly is for use by informed members. Those not informed will not be able to fully comprehend much of the material offered herein.

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